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COVID, Climate Change, and Resilient Recovery

The world is facing an unprecedented convergence of crises as the COVID-19 pandemic is compounding existing health, economic and environmental problems. Experts are weighing in on what the pandemic can teach us about climate change and how we can use this crisis to learn, adapt, and come out more resilient on the other side. Below are links to timely articles and information.

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Earth Day 2020

Earth Day 2020 Resources

Earth Day 2020 has been reshaped by the Covid 19 pandemic. Discover how we can still connect and celebrate the planet while practicing social distancing.

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The Celestia Project: Vision for the Future

Celestia ProjectEarth Day 2015 is just around the corner, and this year Resilient Virginia shares an inspirational vision of the future through our exclusive sneak peak of the ebook on The Celestia Project, which will be unveiled officially by Green Builder magazine on this Earth Day.

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Georgetown Climate Center

logo-georgetown_climate_centerThe nonpartisan Georgetown Climate Center seeks to advance effective climate, energy, and transportation policies in the United States—policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help communities adapt to climate change. The Center also seeks to ensure that national climate and energy policy is informed by lessons from existing state efforts and that national policies maintain an ongoing role for state innovation and implementation.

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Rebuild by Design

Rebuild by Design was conceived as a HUD competition to respond to Superstorm Sandy’s devastation in the United States’ northeast region. Initiated by the US

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Resilient Design Institute

The Resilient Design Institute (RDI) creates solutions that enable buildings and communities to survive and thrive in the face of climate change, natural disasters and

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U.S. Green Building Council

logo-USGBCThe U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) believes we must continuously look over the horizon to foreseeable and unforeseeable crises and see what plans are on the table, what preparations need to be made and what assets are in place. And when these tragedies do occur, we need to deploy the resources and assistance to help communities recover smarter, greener and better.

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Timeline PhotosMeet the panelists: Rural Climate Justice Livestream

Just last month, a winter storm wreaked havoc in Texas and other southeastern U.S. states. What did it revealed about public health, housing, energy, and economic and climate justice?

The Rural Assembly, The Daily Yonder, and Southerly are pleased to bring the following journalists and experts together March 30 to dig into these questions:

* Amal Ahmed, journalist with Texas Observer

* John Cooper, Assistant Vice President for Public Partnership & Outreach and the Director of Texas Target Communities at Texas A&M University

* Dr. Tim Callaghan, evaluation director for the Southwest Rural Health Research Center, Texas A&M University

* Lyndsey Gilpin, founder and editor of Southerly Magazine

Register to join them: https://ruralassembly.org/rural-climate-justice-livestream/
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Due to COVID-19, please check listings for cancellations.
  • Information, Data, and Tools to Support COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance in Underserved Communities
    Date: April 16, 2021
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    COVID inoculation rates in U.S. minority communities are dismal, hovering around 8%. They are currently eight times higher in white communities. Studies show that causes include misinformation about vaccine effectiveness and safety, lack of…

  • Protecting Vulnerable Communities from Climate Impacts
    Date: April 16, 2021
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    The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing hosted in coordination with the National Housing Trust and the Natural Resources Defense Council (national partners with the Energy Efficiency for All…

  • Climate Adaptation and Resilience: The Road to COP26
    Date: April 19, 2021
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    Raising Global Ambition to Address Climate Impacts

    The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to join us for a briefing on raising global ambition to fund and implement climate adaptation…

  • Investing in Clean Energy Jobs and Lifting Up All Americans: A Conversation with Gina McCarthy
    Date: April 19, 2021
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    Join White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, World Resources Institute, the Blue Green Alliance, AFL-CIO, Ørsted and E2 on April 19 for a lively conversation about the urgent need for big investments in our…

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Resilient Virginia News: December 2020

Resilient Virginia News – Dec. 2020: Retrospective on 2020; Looking Ahead to 2021; Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan Announced; Virginia Coastal Policy Center’s Fall Webinar Series 2020; Virginia Clean Energy Summit and the Path to Decarbonization; Local Resiliency Actions Around the State; National Economic Transition Platform Supports Exit From Coal-Driven Economies; more.

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Resilient Virginia News: September 2020

Resilient Virginia News – Sept. 2020: Resilient Academy Webinar Series; Annual Meeting Recap; Annette Osso Receives Award; Local Resiliency Actions Around the State; New Congressional Climate Resilience Reports; Proposed Federal Legislation Supports Resiliency; more.

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